Nov 12, 2018

Go West Young Men & JFW! Game 18 v Oilers.

Here we are in mid November, just over 20% of the season has passed and the lowly, consensus lottery pick-to-be Habs have managed to keep stride with the mighty Bruins and cup favourite Leafs. Each team has played 17 games. The Habs sit one point back of each (thanks to 3 OT losses). The powerhouse leafs who were on pace to score 3 million goals this year, according to the media, have 58 so far. The Bruins, which  have the best line in hockey (as I'm told by that same media) have 53.  The Habs? They happen to match the leaf with 58.

It's that GA stat leaving the Habs with inconsistencies in the win-loss column. Bruins have given up 41, leafs 46. Habs 55. That's nearly a full goal per game more than the bruins and a half more than the leaf. (Hey it could always be worse - the Sens are a high scoring team this year but have given up 76 goals in 18 games!

So I hope the question Mr. Bergevin is asking himself is whether the return of Schlomo and BBQ enough to eradicate those inconsistencies on the back end? And are there options to upgrade? Waive Alzzzzzner or buy him out? It seems that cap space he had last year is no longer there...not sure I'm reading that right. Let's assume Carey gets his head screwed on straight and starts playing like he is capable of, for now.

Anyway, the team heads out on the annual Western Canada trip. I could be wrong but it seems like they usually fail to get more than 3 out of 6 points the past few years (edit: According to some random blogger...and those guys are the worst, they are 9-5-1 the past 5 seasons). I'd consider 2 of 3 wins a victory and they should compete in each game.  Go Habs and JFW.
Straddle up

And head west

It's hammer time

So lie back and relax

Now keep on rockin'

It's OK Carey, it's not a noose

Blue oily boobs!

Hey neighbours we can be different and still be friends.

Hey Alberta teams, sorry you Lost this week (prophetically speaking)

Nov 10, 2018

Look forward ~ G17 Las Vegas

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+ bonus!

Unedited 'Fast Forward' ~ Joe Jackson

I'm hitting fast forward
Seems like we'd gotten kind of stuck
Time to get out of town and try to
Set the controls for sometime off in the future
Where people will be happy instead of

Getting dumber and getting scareder all the time
Scared of their own shadows and scared to take a fall
Either miserable with millions or dying for a dime
Desperate to live forever or lucky to live at all

And if I could see myself from some other planet
Would I be shaking my head sadly or
Would I be laughing
Saying it's always been the same
But anyway

Not going back to the Age of Gold or the Age of Sin
Fast forward till I understand the age I'm in

And it's always the old guys bitching
About the young guys growing beards
Or turning into sissies or something
While they're trying to hold back time
As if that isn't weird
Meanwhile the young guys are

Waiting for respect when what they wanna be is cool
Cool calm and collected just as if that isn't strange
Or they wanna blow the whistle, ring the bell and change the rules
When the game goes on forever
It's just the uniforms that change

If this is the best of times or if it's the worst
There's some difference of opinion out there
Everyone is a genius
But no one has any friends
Or is it the other way around

Not going back to the Age of Gold or the Age of Sin
Fast forward till I understand the age I'm in

Sometimes I look at the Moon
And I think I know just how she feels
Going round and round us again
As we go round the Sun
Watching us as fools and geniuses rush in
And you and me age disgracefully
And have way too much fun

And everyone knows about what's over and done
And tied up with pretty ribbons on it
One king after another
With a mad one and a queen or two
Thrown in for good measure and meanwhile

We can make the future, make it every bit as clear
Make a friendly Star Trek universe, 'cause everything's allowed
The only place that's seriously strange to be is here
And the only time that's maddeningly mysterious is now

So I'm hitting fast forward

Come on get on board!
You don't wanna be late now...

Not going back to the Age of Gold or the Age of Sin
Fast forward till I understand the age I'm in
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